Pakistani Footballer Hajra Khan has made three world cup records in one year and we are extremely proud of her. As the football scene is sort of doomed in Pakistan this young emerging talent has proven herself internationally. She made two world records playing a match organized by Equal Playing field.
The fact that Pakistani female football team hasn’t played a match in the last 5 years, is enough to portray the conditions of the sport in the country. At the same time Shining stars like Hajra Khan, managing to rise and shine and prove themselves, are ideals for young girls everywhere.
— Hajra Khan (@hajrakn) July 2, 2019
Hajra Khan has made Two world records playing with the Equal Playing field:
The equal playing field is a non-profit initiative to promote gender equality in the sport and to promote women empowerment. Khan represented Pakistan in the event, there were representations from 50 plus countries from all around the world.
WE. DID. IT. After 69 hours of continuous play, 807 players on the pitch and a score of 404 – 369, we completed our world record attempt for the largest number of players to appear continuously in a 5-a-side match. *official numbers to follow! #AnyGirlAnyWhere @twitter @adidas pic.twitter.com/MBtdx0AGf2
— Equal Playing Field (@EPFinitiative) July 1, 2019
Her second world record was playing the longest football match:
She played three hours of football and scored 4 goals, contributing to the world record match organized by Equal playing field.
While talking to the press Hajra Khan said she is excited about the records, but she wants to send a “deeper message” with this achievement. She wants this record to motivate young girls to come out and play. She wants the next generation of girls to never give up on her passion for sports because of inequality.
Played football for 3.30 hours straight from 3am to 6.30am & scored 4 goals to contribute to the World Record Match organised by @EPFinitiative ⚽️
Super exhausted but what a great experience! Proud of myself for lasting that long after 11 hrs of travel no sleep! #AnyGirlAnywhere pic.twitter.com/DovDuhwChF
— Hajra Khan (@hajrakn) June 29, 2019
And another one for her:
Last year the passionate sports women bagged another world record for playing at the lowest altitude at the dead sea in Jordan.
At the young age of 25, Hajra Khan has already achieved a lot, she is the Pakistani Female football team captain. Country’s top scorer, and the first Pakistani women to internationally represent Pakistan in Football.
Pakistan is a country bursting at the seams with talent. Our youngsters have proven time and again their substance. Just imagine the heights they will achieve if the Government supported and funded them.